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Melanox is a topical skin treatment for lightening dark regions on the skin, such as dark patches (hyperpigmentation), age spots, chloasma, and melasma caused by pregnancy, birth control pills, hormonal drugs, or skin lesions.

This medicine works by blocking the process in the skin that leads to discoloration.

Melanox contains hydroquinone – which can reduce the melanin formation in the skin. Melanin is the pigment that gives color to your skin. 

Types of Melanox

Melanox can be used to maintain a healthy and glowing skin. One variant is called Melanox Premium Series. It is specially made and formulated for all skin types. 

The following are types of melanox that can be used to treat skin problems: 

  • Melanox CR 15 G
  • Melanox ES 15 G
  • Melanox  F CR 4% 15G
  • Melanox Premium Skin Toner
  • Melanox Premium Whitening Serum
  • Melanox Premium WHitening Cream
  • Melanox Premium Skin Type UV Protector
  • Melanox Premium Facial Cleansing Gel
  • Melanox Premium Facial Cleansing Wipes & Make Up Remover

Dosage Considerations for Melanox

Do not change the dose unless your doctor tells you to. Below are dosage considerations for melanox creams: 

  • Dosage for hyperpigmentation in adults (2% to 4% dosage preparation): Apply a thin layer to the affected area in the morning and evening. Stop using the medicine if there is no improvement after 2 months of use.
  • Adults and children over 12 years: Apply to the affected area and scrub thoroughly every 12 hours.
  • Children under 12 years: Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients

General Guidelines

Use melanox according to the directions on the product package or as directed by your doctor. Here’s how melanox should be used: 

  • Follow all directions on the product package, or use it as directed by your doctor.
  • Before using it, apply a thin layer to an area of ​​unbroken skin and check the area within 24 hours for any serious side effects. If the test area is itchy, red, swollen, or blistered–do not use this product and contact your doctor. If there is only mild redness, you can start treatment with this product.
  • Apply this medication to the affected areas of skin, usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. This medication is for use on the skin only. If used incorrectly, unwanted skin lightening may occur.
  • Avoid getting this product into your eyes, nose or mouth. If this medicine gets into those areas, wash it off immediately with water.
  • This medication may make the treated areas more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunshine. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing on the treated areas of sun skin when outdoors.
  • Use this medication regularly for maximum benefits. To help you remember, use it at the same time every day.
  • Tell your doctor if your condition persists or gets worse after 2 months of using the medicine.

What is Melanox Used For

Melanox can be used for treatments, such as: 

  • Dark spots (hyperpigmentation).
  • Age spots.
  • Chloasma – a common skin condition mostly affecting expectant mothers. It is characterized by brown patches on the forehead, nose, upper lip and cheeks. 
  • Melasma – a common pigmentation disorder that causes brown or gray patches to appear on the skin, usually on the face.

Contraindications for Melanox

It is recommended to discuss with your doctor any conditions that may have contraindications. It may be contraindicated with: 

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Sunburn
  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Used as a hair remover (depilatories)
  • Do not apply it on heat rash (prickly heat)
  • It contains sulfites – which can cause an allergic reaction
  • Do not apply near your eyes, to cut, or sunburnt skin, after shaving or using a depilatory


Pay attention to some important precautions before using melanox: 

  • Before using this product that contains hydroquinone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it, or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as sulfites), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially if you have asthma and other skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis.
  • Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you are currently using, including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products.
  • During pregnancy, use this medicine when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits of using this medication with your doctor.
  • It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Melanox Drug Interactions

If your doctor has prescribed melanox, he or she may already be aware of possible drug interactions and may be monitoring your condition.

Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine before unless otherwise directed by your doctor. 

Melanox contains hydroquinone–which is known to have no severe, serious, moderate, or mild interactions with other medications. 

This information does not contain all possible interactions or side effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you are currently using. Inform your doctor or pharmacist any medications you are currently using. 

Use Smarter Health’s free service for additional medical advice, or if you have any health questions, concerns, or more information about this medicine.

List of Melanox Side Effects

Although this does not always occur, be aware of the side effects of melanox, including:

  • If your doctor has prescribed this medication, keep in mind that he or she has assessed that the benefits outweigh the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
  • Stop using melanox and tell your doctor right away if any unusual but serious side effects occur – such as skin blisters, skin cracks, or skin turning blue-black.
  • A serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical help if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching, swelling (especially of the face, tongue, and throat), severe dizziness, and difficulty breathing.

Book an appointment with your doctor or pharmacist through Smarter Health to find out more about the recommended dosage for Melanox and its proper use based on your condition. Smarter Health allows you to access healthcare services whenever you need them. Be sure to try out our teleconsultation service right away. 

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